Post Tagged with: "Audiobulb"

The Tin Box :: Invisible Kin (Audiobulb)

In fact barely a tone here is jangling or discordant—everything is focused, intricate and direct. Invisible Kin’s sound has its roots in Autechre’s easier material, or Boards of Canada’s more upbeat and uptempo productions. The Tin Box is a solo project by US composer Tucker Sferro. Sferro is something of a rarity when it comes […]

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Porya Hatami :: Phone To Logos (Audiobulb)

Overall, Phone to Logos details a process by which Hatami’s early and more linear ambience has given way to more disruptive and complex sound signatures, distortion, and rhythms—these do not detract from his clearly brilliant field-recording, but rather work to better depict the complex textures and behaviors of organic and non-organic materials and landscapes. Porya […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #2 Man Bites Hypnagogue

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, tube-lubed, cloud-ed, and bcamped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #2 Two reissues on neonate Pre-Echo plus In Summer, a Geographic North tape now d/l-able, top up New-Noise-Romantic Jefre-Cantu Ledesma‘s HQ* (see “Love’s Refrain”‘s Cocteaus vs. chillwave). Lovers of A Year With 13 Moons or any of J-CL’s selected […]

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LISSAJOUS :: Audio/Visual software (Audiobulb)

Lissajous is a complex audio/video signal generator built in Max/MSP and inspired by the work of Jules Antoine Lissajous. As an electronic musician—actually, I am a fully organic meat-popsicle human but I make music electronically—I am on the lookout for new and interesting devices to add to my collection for both recording and performance. At […]

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How To Cure Our Soul :: Saigon (Audiobulb)

A beautiful sound map made of sinuous and long-form textured ambiences interact with slow moving variations, short fragmented motifs and soothing harmonies, with a vibrant emotional impact on the listener. Italy definitely figures among the most representative and interesting countries when we have to refer to sound design and modern ambient experimentalism. We can relate […]

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Build Buildings :: A Generation of Books (Audiobulb)

A pleasant sounding collection that ultimately proves unchallenging and transient in that it moves across your sonic field to other places without really sticking. A Generation of Books by Build Buildings could be called “happy ambient.” Employing little more than short rhythms of small brittle sounds looped and processed into tidy packages, Ben Tweel has […]

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Monty Adkins :: Borderlands (Audiobulb)

From its earliest moments, the melodic lines expand and warmly burr at their edges, overlapping with other lines that explore the higher range of the cello, pushing us to imagine its movement into the treble clef, the thumb tracking and shifting. In the 37.45 minutes of its winding, wending length, Monty Adkins’ Borderlands, his fourth […]

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Calika :: Blelly (Abandon Building)

Calika lives comfortably between the realms of acoustic and electric, incorporating elements of both styles into tunes that have great groove and sonic depth, while still embodying a high level of experimentation and subtlety. Calika, née Simon Kealoha, returns with Blelly, his seventh release, through Abandon Building. Musically, he lives comfortably between the realms of […]

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Russ Young :: Common Pond (Audiobulb)

Russ Young is easing the loneliness of loss by filling the space between me and myself, and so when I hear that grandfather clock, I click the spiraling repeat arrows in iTunes and give Common Pond another moment of my life. I thought I had some conception of real problems, and maybe I still don’t. […]

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Xumla :: Statix (Audiobulb)

An impressive, delicate, moving, carefully conceived and intensely creative album that will ravish enthusiastic fans of modern classical / dream pop artifacts of Alva Noto, Christian Fennesz, Dag Rosenqvist et al. Formed by young Russian electronic sound designer Ilya Goryachev, Xumla is an abstract minimal pop-ambient project which encompasses innovative-eclectic sound territories and gorgeously emotional […]

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Kein & Wolke :: Double review (Audiobulb/Abandon Building)

Kein’s In Bloom ranges from glitch to jungle, from IDM to confident ambient landscapes whereas Wolke’s All The Pictures Will Be Gone is a tender and melancholic take on glitchy landscapes. in BLOOM by KEIN Kein :: In Bloom (Audiobulb)—Kein’s In Bloom is comprised of seven new tracks, one which previously appeared on a compilation, […]

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Autistici :: Attaching Softness (Audiobulb)

 ‘When musicians play music, they play with sound. Play is the key activity. Like a child with paint or clay—you start with nothing and you become focused on a colour, a form and tool of sculpture. It starts with a sound, its form and function laid bare. I let it play repeatedly and respond to […]

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Aria Rostami :: Form (Audiobulb)

Expansive synth pads are brought to bear on catchy looped piano melodies conducive to the sort of nostalgic meditation perhaps most famously associated with Boards Of Canada. Originally released two years ago, Aria Rostami‘s beautiful fusion of minimalist piano and spectral electronics, Form, has been re-issued on Audiobulb. Distorted guitar feedback, reversed lines, drum machines—often […]

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Autistici :: Beneath Peaks (Hibernate)

For all its sprawl of sparse landscape and sweeping skyline, it’s not so much grand gestures or big themes these peaks inspire Newman to. Rather, beneath them, he finds smaller hermetic spaces, though occasional expansive shifts in between make for a satisfying variation in dynamic. Over the course of a decade or so Autistici has […]

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Autistici :: Amplified Presence (Home Normal)

Using a deceptively simple approach to craft ten music-soundscape vignettes, coaxing emergent melodies from his dual domains of sonority, some set free from particulate wrappers, others given space to wander within rich fields. [Release info] Following releases on 12K, Keshhhhhh, and his own Audiobulb, David Newman settles down at Home Normal for his third album […]

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Tatsuro Kojima :: 16g (Audiobulb)

For 16g has sharp corners, razor-thin edges and taut wires that require some soft undergrowth. It spends much of its time slicing through the air at a relatively high frequency, though Kojima exercises keen restraint. Tatsuro Kojima has been preparing his debut album for over two years, during which time he has also been busy […]

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Five questions for Audiobulb

Known for their astute attention to detail in all manner of electronics, Audiobulb have etched a consistent path that enables their roster to evolve in both audio and visual projections. Nurturing exploratory creations since 2003, David Newman sat down to respond to igloomag.com’s Five questions and disseminates how the process began and where it seems […]

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Swimming :: Ellipses (Audiobulb)

An affluent and passionate work. Its roots, which are made up of varied beats of specific and careful placement, allow it to grow, develop and flourish, creating a swollen effect that exercises a careful blend of acoustic guitar melody, bass, and beads of intricately placed percussion – the result being a poignant musical essence. [Release […]

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A Dancing Beggar :: Follow The Dark As If It Were Light (Audiobulb)

A Dancing Beggar offers a shifting pattern of tranquility that produces both a calming and sophisticated landscape – indefinitely mapped out and driven exclusively from an undercurrent of well thought out arrangements – hitting on sensitive touches, and compelling attention to detail. [Purchase] With a rather un-dramatic poise, this second album from A Dancing Beggar […]

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Monty Adkins :: Fragile.Flicker.Fragment (Audiobulb)

Fragile.Flicker.Fragment. is an affectionate tuneful application of instrumentation that gives way to plural watery textures of organic sound construction and mythological extract resulting in a calming electronic spectrum. [Purchase] Composer Monty Adkins was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, where he read music, specializing in French Medieval and Italian Renaissance music. After being introduced […]

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The Hole Punch Generation :: Conversations (Audiobulb)

Plenty of texture paste here, interwoven well, making it a responsive, forward thinking ride. [Listen | Purchase] With two mixes of definite contrast, The Hole Punch Generation‘s Conversations can seem somewhat confused. Commencing with a very pretty direction, the beat tends to overtake things somewhat. It’s faster than a rollercoaster; taking a very individual path […]

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AUDIOBULB :: 3view 2011.1

2010 was a busy year for Sheffield’s favourite purveyors of exploratory electronica, Audiobulb. This round-up finds curator David Newman giving voice to a typically wide-ranging set of releases, two of which are compilations and one a solo effort. Alan Lockett checks the strength of the ‘bulb’s wattage. (:papercutz :: Do Outro Lado do Espelho (Lylac […]

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Pascal Savy :: The Silent Watcher (Audiomoves)

“…a more than promising first outing permeated by a sense of carefully engineered choreographing of atmospheres, and, as such, Savy’s arrangements strike at times as a little too studied – though not over-fussy…” (November 2010) Audiobulb’s recently inaugurated digital download sublabel, Audiomoves, provides a platform for this very decent debut by London-based sonician Pascal Savy. […]

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Calika :: Seedling Mother (Audiobulb)

(09.10.07) David Newman trails releases on his Audiobulb Records as “Exploratory Electronic Music,” and it’s no empty sloganeering. Simon Kealoha’s third album as Calika – sequel to first Audiobulb outing, Small Talk Kills Me, and Benbecula bash, The Bright Spot – certainly fits the questing bill. Whether or not its explorations bear a yield of […]

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Calika :: Small Talk Kills Me (Audiobulb)

(11.30.05) Calika’s debut release, Small Talk Kills Me, isn’t what I’d call background music. It’s not music you can put on and let become ambient, lulling sound. Small Talk… is an unexpected blend of sounds created by solo artist Simon Kealoha. He explores territory that most electronic artists seem to shy away from; a marriage […]

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